Addressing a Reduction in Bone Structure

The bone structure in your jaw serves to anchor your teeth and provide structure to your gums. Unfortunately, problems with chronic gum disease, multiple tooth extractions, and advanced tooth decay can result in a reduction of healthy bone structure in critical parts of your jaw. Many people looking to restore a lost or extracted tooth… Read more »

What Are My Treatment Options for Gum Disease?

Gum disease, if left untreated, can do a lot of harm to your mouth. Our team wants you to have the best possible treatment for gum disease in , , which why we often recommend one or more of the following treatments: – Oral hygiene: Gum disease develops when a buildup of plaque leads to… Read more »

Tips You Need to Successfully Recover From Bone Graft Surgery

The recovery process after bone graft surgery is extremely important. In fact, it’s so important that if you don’t recover properly, your chances of success greatly decrease. So, to help you recover in the best way possible, our team is happy to provide you with the following tips: -Stop the bleeding: It’s common to experience… Read more »

Oral Pathology and Oral Cancer Self-Exams

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Ercole and Dr. Geunes and their team promote ongoing oral cancer awareness for our patients. We very much want to help reduce the number who might fall prey to this deadly disease, a disease which kills people every hour of every day. At Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, in… Read more »

What is a Dental X-Ray?

A dental X-Ray in , , is an image that can find cavities, examine the tooth roots, check the health of the underlying bone, identify periodontal disease, and see the status of developing teeth. It is a vital part of your treatment plan because it can prevent as well as diagnose dental issues that can… Read more »

Tips for Your New Dental Implants

When dental implants first came into use in the oral healthcare industry, over 2 decades ago they were primarily used to replace only one missing tooth. Over the years, dental implant technology and techniques have continued to evolve. Now dental implants can also be used to anchor a bridge to replace multiple missing teeth. While… Read more »

Aftercare Tips for a Speedy Recovery from Bone Graft Surgery

A bone graft procedure restores structure in your jaw. Most of the time your dentist will recommend the graft as preparation for receiving dentures, a partial or to make sure there’s enough structure to securely anchor a dental implant. There are a few aftercare tips to keep in mind for speedy recovery after receiving the… Read more »

Why We Remove Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) often require removal because they cause many dental problems because they do not fit in the mouth. We extract wisdom teeth from your jaw in order to protect you from: Cavities and Periodontal Disease: Often the wisdom teeth only partially erupt, which means that they easily trap… Read more »

Common Dental Procedures and Dental Anxiety

Common dental procedures can trigger stress and anxiety in some people. This condition, known as dental anxiety, is a recognized psychological issues that your dentist and hygienist are trained to help you manage. Providing you with comfortable, quality care is very important to us. If you have issues with dental anxiety, please feel free to… Read more »

Gum Surgery Recovery Tips

Mindful preparation and thoughtful aftercare increase your chances for speedy recovery after gum surgery. Before the procedure you should let the oral surgeon know about any medications you are taking or medical conditions at the initial appointment. Gum surgery often requires deep sedation for your comfort. You will need to arrange to have a friend… Read more »